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June 18th, 2014

Boil order for Etna Green

June 18, 2014

ETNA GREEN — The town of Etna Green water department is placing a boil order advisory for water customers due to a mechanical failure on routine tower maintenance. Boil order is from June 18 until further notice. If you have questions please contact Barry Baker, water department superintendent at 574-858-9321.

John Glenn High School begin process of rehabing tennis courts

June 18, 2014

WALKERTON — Schools Superintendent Richard Reese got the green light to solicit bids for a planned rehab to the school district's tennis court.

The project will begin in July and wrap up in early fall. Cost for the work is estimates at about $300,000.

For more on this story and the other actions taken by the school district in yesterday's board meeting pick up a copy of today's Pilot News.

June 17th

Winner of the 'Ugliest Recliner' named

June 17, 2014

NAPPANEE — Scott and Angie Eash are the winners of the new recliner in a contest sponsored by the Pilot News and Bailey's Home Furnishings.

The contest was based on photos submitted of the ugliest recliner. Check out the before photo to see the winning submission.

Threat made against St. Joseph Medical Center, Bowen Center

June 17, 2014

PLYMOUTH — Officials at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center issued a statement at about 1:30 p.m. this afternoon noting that a threat received about an hour earlier had been "resolved."

According to information available at this time, a family member of a suicide victim outside the City allegedly made threats against the hospital and the Bowen Center.

The hospital posted a notice that anyone coming to the hospital should use the main entry.

The nature of the threat is unavailable at this time.

Argos School Board hires interim superintendent

June 17, 2014

ARGOS – “Teaching an old dog new tricks” will not be necessary as Russ Mikel takes the helm of the Argos Community School Corporation as interim Superintendent. The Argos School Board also discussed finances, salaries and hirings.
There was also discussion on allowing home-schooled children to participate in extra curricular/ sports activities, employee resignations and good-byes were said to Julie Lauck.
All the details and more information is available in today's Pilot News.

Grants help make schools more safe

June 17, 2014

PLYMOUTH/ BOURBON — Student safety is a high priority for all members of school administrations, teachers, staff and parents. The Secured School Safety Grant helps schools reach their safety goals.
Two schools serving Marshall County received more than $48,000 combined in the recently announced grant awards from the state Department of Homeland Security.
Plymouth Community School Corporation (PCSC) was awarded $35,000 to employ a school resource officer and for equipment.

PHS Class of 2014 graduates

June 17, 2014

PLYMOUTH — Saying goodbye is not easy. More than 250 Plymouth High School students did just that at the 139th commencement ceremony at Plymouth High School Friday evening.
The class of 2014 motto “Life brings us tears, smiles and memories- the tears dry, the smalls fade, but the memories last forever” echoed throughout the evening.
“First I’d like to express how grateful, humbled and extremely nervous I am to have been given the honor to speak tonight,” began class Valedictorian Travis Tredway.

June 13th

Grant will help identify to reclaim contaminated sites in the county

June 13, 2014

MARSHALL COUNTY/PLYMOUTH/BOURBON — A $600,000 grant will help the county identify and reclaim property once used for commercial or industrial purposes. The funding will pay for soil testing and the cost of creating a county-wide inventory of sites considered brownfields that may be reused after cleanup.

A complete list of some of the already identified sites and the plans for the funding are detailed in today's Pilot News.

LaVille schools raises per run rate for bus drivers

June 13, 2014

LAPAZ/LAKEVILLE — The Union North United School Corp. board approved a rate increase for school bus drivers, effective this summer and into next school year. The increase of $10 per run will help the school recruit and retain good drivers, according to school officials.

Find out more about this story and the other items discussed in Thursday's meeting in today's Pilot News.

June 11th

Details released in Starke murder, carjacking case

June 11, 2014

STARKE Co. — Starke County Prosecutor Nicholas Bourff released the details of the case surrounding Gary Chavez and the murder of his estranged wife Kimberly Chavez today (Wednesday, June 11.)
According to the probable cause affidavit, the Starke County Sheriff Department's 911 Dispatch center received a call at approximately 4 p.m. Friday, June 6 from Bryant Wagner, a man who claimed to have been kidnapped in the parking lot at Bailey's Discount Center in North Judson.

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